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"Training Thru Trust" Horseman Signs On With aaVaa World Health Care Products

November 13, 2006

avVaa World Health Care Products Inc., a global biotechnology company offering therapeutic, natural skin and health care products, announced today that it has signed a spokesman agreement with Doug Mills of Training Thru Trust, Read More

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East Coast Equine Herpesvirus Outbreak Prompts Calif. Track Regulations

November 13, 2006

An equine herpesvirus outbreak on the East Coast will make it tougher for racehorses from New Jersey and New York to enter the state of California.

Starting today, horses will have to get prior approval from the California Horse Racing Boar... Read More

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British Steeplechasing Star Desert Orchid Dies at Age 27

November 13, 2006

Desert Orchid, the former Cheltenham Gold Cup winner who built up a huge fan following as one of Britain's most popular racehorses, died Monday, Nov. 13, at 27.

Former trainer David Elsworth said the gray gelding --nicknamed "Dessie" -- died... Read More

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Escaped Horse Hit By Car

November 13, 2006

A horse that fled its pasture in Lancaster, Calif., died after being struck by a car on Sunday (Nov. 12), reports KCAL 9, a California television news network.

Both the driver and a passenger in the car were taken to a hospital. The horse was... Read More

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Kennel Owner Arrested After Failing to Cremate Horse

November 13, 2006

State troopers and natural resources police are charging the owner of Bethany Beach Kennels in Ocean View, Del., following the discovery that a dead horse believed to have been cremated never was.

The 32-year-old Arabian mare belonged to... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus Quarantine at Monmouth Partially Lifted

November 13, 2006

A quarantine of horses at Monmouth Park for cases of equine herpesvirus (EHV) was partially lifted today after tests on two horses showing possible signs of the disease last weekend came back negative.

With those two horses testing negative fo... Read More

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Todd Pletcher Seasons to be Included in TCA Season Auction

November 12, 2006

Thoroughbred trainer Todd Pletcher has elected to include his personal "package" of stallion seasons for 2007 in the Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) Stallion Season and Art Auction, which will begin on Nov. 27 and conclude with a live... Read More

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Government Claims Victory Over Ecoterrorism Group

November 12, 2006

Five years ago a special ecoterrorism task force was stymied by a string of firebombings that caused some $30 million in damage to western ranger stations, genetic engineering facilities, a truck dealership, a ski resort, wild horse corrals, and... Read More

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Thoroughbred Champion Bowl Game Dead at 32

November 12, 2006

Bowl Game, the champion turf male of 1979 who was believed to be the oldest living Eclipse Award winner, was euthanatized due to the infirmities of old age Nov. 10 at the age of 32. Under the care of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation since... Read More

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Truck Plows Into Mule Carriage; 3 Dead

November 12, 2006

A tractor-trailer plowed into a mule-drawn covered carriage that was returning from the annual town festival in Alapaha, Ga., Saturday (Nov. 11), killing three people and injuring three others.

The victims, who were all related, had left th... Read More

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Air Pillow Aids Anesthesia Recovery

November 11, 2006

In a recent study, researchers at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine found that a rapidly inflating/deflating air pillow significantly increased the time a horse rested following anesthesia, which could reduce anesthesia... Read More

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The Eyes Have It at NC State

November 11, 2006

One problem guaranteed to make horse owners cringe is an equine eye problem. But whether your horse has a corneal ulcer, eye injury from a bucket handle, tumor, or what have you, the veterinary ophthalmology department at North Carolina State... Read More

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Reining Horse Fundraiser at OKC

November 11, 2006

While at the 2006 NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show in Oklahoma City, you won’t want to miss this year’s extravaganza, the Second Annual Denim & Diamonds Gala. The highly anticipated event is scheduled fo... Read More

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Derby Winner Giacomo Retired to Adena Springs

November 11, 2006

Giacomo, upset winner of the 2005 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), has been retired to Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Farm near Midway, Ky. The 4-year-old son of Holy Bull will stand for a live foal fee of $12,500.

A homebred racing for Jerry and... Read More

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EVH Quarantine Working, New Jersey Officials Say

November 11, 2006

Quarantines of dozens of Thoroughbreds at two New Jersey tracks appear to have contained an outbreak of equine herpesvirus, a potentially deadly virus, officials said. The horses have been isolated at Monmouth Park in Oceanport and the... Read More

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Statue of Affirmed Recovered

November 11, 2006

Two days after a rustler made off with a life-sized statue of 1978 Triple Crown winner Affirmed, the champion was found.

Kentucky State Police said they found the fiberglass statue of the horse with a jockey on its back in an apartment i... Read More

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Okla. Veterinarians Use Maggots to Clear Flesh From Rattlesnake Wound

November 10, 2006

Veterinarians at Oklahoma State University Veterinary Hospital successfully used maggots to clear away dead flesh from a horse that had been bitten by a rattlesnake.

"I'd heard of it being used on people," said admitting veterinarian Peggy... Read More

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Reward Offered for Information on Ark. Horse Shooting

November 10, 2006

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting a horse in North Little Rock, Ark., on Oct. 26.... Read More

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Fresno State Equine Program Honored with AQHA Legacy Award

November 10, 2006

The American Quarter Horse Association announced that California State University, Fresno's equine program is among 20 breeders it is honoring with its prestigious Legacy Awards.

Fresno State was the only educational institution selected. T... Read More

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Racehorse Welfare and Safety Recommendations Released

November 10, 2006

Edited press release

A cross-section of prominent participants from the Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry who participated in the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit in Lexington, on Oct. 16-17, have drafted recommended... Read More

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CEM-Positive Horses Under Quarantine in Wisconsin

November 10, 2006

Two Lipizzaner stallions in Dane County, Wisc., are enjoying the dubious honor of being the country's first cases of contagious equine metritis (CEM) since 1998.

The Office International des Epizooties (OIE, or World Organization for Animal... Read More

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USDA Accepting Nominations for Foreign Animal Disease Program

November 10, 2006

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is currently accepting nominations for its spring 2007 Smith-Kilborne training program on foreign animal diseases.

The Smith-Kilborne program takes its name fro... Read More

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Illinois Manure Management Workshop Series to Explain Legal Guidelines

November 10, 2006

The Certified Livestock Manager Training (CLMT) program will mark the 10th anniversary of the Illinois Livestock Management Facilities Act with a series of workshops from December through next March to help producers comply with the Act and othe... Read More

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Insured Geldings, Mares At Greater Risk of Death Than Stallions

November 09, 2006

Swedish researchers examining the five-year survival rates of insured Warmbloods found that geldings and mares have a greater mortality risk than stallions. They also found that horses with a history of "costly veterinary events" were at a... Read More

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EHV Precautions: Quarantine of 57 More Monmouth Horses

November 09, 2006

Officials have quarantined 57 horses that competed at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Monday (Nov. 6) over fears that the animals may have been exposed to the potentially dangerous equine herpesvirus.

The step was taken after officials realize... Read More